Huff House

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The Huff House was for decades the oldest house in the city of Atlanta. It was located at the northeast corner of Huff Road and Ellsworth Industrial Ave.[1] at 1133 Huff Road NW (old numbering, 70 Huff Road NW)[2] in Blandtown, part of what is today West Midtown, overlooking the site of the Battle of Peachtree Creek. It was the family home of Sara Huff, the author of the memoir My 80 Years in Atlanta. Jeremiah Huff built the house of pine and brick in 1854 or 1855 over the remnants of an 1830s log cabin. It was razed in 1954[3] to make way for the Rushton Toy Factory building. Perennial Properties bought the factory site in 2006, demolished the factory in 2008, and the Apex West Midtown residential development is now located at the site.[4]

As of the late 1960s, adorning the Huff House was some of the boxwood from the demolished Ponder House, which had stood in the Hemphill Avenue neighborhood. Atlanta historian Franklin Garrett characterized the house as one of the two finest residences in pre-Civil War Atlanta.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "From the description in My 80 Years in Atlanta and from Mr. Hannah of Howell Station and Robert Haywood of Murray Co., the site of the house was at the top of the hill at the northeast corner of Huff Road and Ellsworth Industrial Avenue." on "The Huff House", Marietta Street Artery website
  2. ^ a b Atlanta and Environs: A Chronicle of Its People and Events, 1820s-1870s, p.511, Franklin M. Garrett
  3. ^ "Atlanta's oldest house razed to make way for modern plant", Rome, Georgia News-Tribune, May 13, 1954
  4. ^ "The Huff House", Marietta Street Artery website

Coordinates: 33°47′22″N 84°25′33″W / 33.7894°N 84.4259°W / 33.7894; -84.4259